Crafted @ Dartington – launching autumn 2015

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This year we are launching a series of new craft courses and events at Schumacher College and Dartington. We are developing affordable, accessible activities that provide great craft for everyone, producing a resilient and flexible programme that reflects the needs of the community. We will be creating a diverse range of courses from spoon making to building… Read more »

2015 DEMO Africa – info from Kelechi

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2015 DEMO Africa application period ends, 654 applications received By Evelyne Wangui on July 3, 2015 The application deadline for DEMO Africa 2015 has expired with a record of 654 applications being received on the application platform. The number closely doubles 2014’s 382 applicants. Last year, some categories had been shunned a situation that stood… Read more »

AFRICAN WOMEN AND ICTs Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment

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AFRICAN WOMEN AND ICTs Investigating Technology, Gender and Empowerment   (information from IDRC publications –  http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Pages/NonIDRCBookDetails.aspx?Publ ) / Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb Zed, IDRC / 2009-01-01 ISBN: 978-1-84813-192-7 / 320 pg. e-ISBN: 978-1-55250-399-7 Download EBookDownload PDFOrder Book I commend the authors for this valuable initiative. Above all I salute every single African woman, young… Read more »

Story of stuff changemaker types

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This is a gem regarding roles.. http://storyofstuff.org/uncategorized/changemaker-types/ Nikki check this out. See how it matches roles in Dadamac Foundation and in the Dadamac Changemakers Club!  See who you recognise in the descriptions 😉

Converging interactions among public policies, business strategies and academic research

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VI CONFERENCE SYSTEMIC ACTIONS IN COMPLEX SCENARIOS Converging interactions among public policies, business strategies and academic research 16th-17th OCTOBER 2015 AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS Call for papers Via: http://www.wcsaglobal.org/inventing-the-future-in-an-age-of-contingency/ Vote: https://model.report/s/wslw8v To be a conscientious agent in contemporary scenarios involves the awareness of the complex systemic context and the non-linear interactions in which our attempts to… Read more »

ICTD Fail Festival UK – London – July 8

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Fail Festival – a celebration of failure as a mark of leadership, innovation, and risk-taking in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in scaling ideas from pilots to global programs.   Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments,… Read more »

Munir Fasheh – “My ‘discovery’ of my illiterate mother’s mathematics… “

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…..  This intimate relationship between learning and unlearning was first manifested to me when I became aware for the first time, 25 years ago, of my illiterate mother’s mathematics and knowledge.  This article is basically about comparing our two worlds: the world of my “illiterate” mother and the world of my “literate” self.  My fascination… Read more »

Definitive list of London business accelerators and incubators

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The definitive list of London business accelerators and incubators (including the ones you probably haven’t heard of!) It is no secret that London has experienced a rapid rise in incubator and accelerator programmes, much faster than any other European city, in the last 3 years. Telefonica reported a 110% rise in the number of formal… Read more »

Why fundraisers shouldn’t be storytellers

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Posted in Special Focus General Fundraising Communications Why fundraisers shouldn’t be storytellers 02 Jun 2015 Jenny Ramage speaks to Stroke Association, Age UK, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and others, and learns why fundraisers shouldn’t try to be the voice of beneficiaries In the fundraising world, great emphasis is placed on storytelling. It’s true that telling a… Read more »